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Beck - Beck-Sexxlaws Tabs

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Beck-Sexxlaws Tabs

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I tried to note what instruments Beck had on this song. This
transcription is all arranged for guitar. You should be able to arrange
it for whatever instruments you have in your band. Listen to the song
and you'll be able to figure out anything I didn't explain.

/ = slide up from one halfstep below

I'm not sure if these chords are supposed to be major or 7... either
sounds fine


Intro - trombone 

  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3
4
  B        G#      /B        G#      /B        G#      /A        F#


Riff - trumpet, trombone 

  1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+|
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-----4-1-----1--|-----4-5--------|-----4-1-----1-2|-------3--------|
D|----4-------1--4|----4-----------|----4-------1---|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


Verse 

(G#) means the band plays G#, the trombone doesn't

  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3
4  
  B        (G#)     /B       (G#)     /B       (G#)     /A       (F#)
 /B        (G#)     /B       (G#)     /B       (G#)     /A       (F#)


Chorus 

  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3
4  
  E        E7       G#       C#       G        G        F#    F  E
  D        D        A   A#   B - back to intro chords


First chorus - slide guitar 

  I               wantto  de- fy                           the lo-
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|----12--------------------------|12----10----9---7-------9-------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G/13----------------------------13|----11----9---------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
      gic     of      our     sex      laws
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|----8-----------9---11----------|----13----------14--16----------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G/8-------------------------------|13------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

..halfway     home        I'm a    fullgrown   man     but I'm
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|----10--------------------------|7---5---------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G/11------------------------------|--------7-------7---------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------9-7-----------9-------|

          Not a-  fraid   to  cry
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|----9---------------10----------|11------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G/9--------------/10------10------|11------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Second and Third chorus - wah-wah guitar 
*** quick phaser effect
~~~ slower wah wah

  1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|1234|
e|12**|----|----|9~~~|10~~|----|14**|----|10~~|----|----|----|
B|12**|----|9~~~|----|----|----|14**|----|10~~|----|----|----|
G|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|2~3~|4~--|

Second chorus - banjo 

          let the hand    cuffs    slipoff yourwrists          I'll
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|--------?-?-?---?-?-?---?-?-?---|7-------7-5-3-------3-----------|
B|--------------------------------|----------------------------3---|

  let you     be      my      cha  per one                 at  the
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|--------------------------------|4-0-----?---?-?-----------------|
B|--------------------------------|----0---------------------------|

  halfway     home        I'm a    fullgrown   man     but I'm
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|----------------------------?-?-|?-?-?---?---?-?---1-?---?---?-?-|
B|--------------------------------|----------------3---------------|

          Not a-  fraid   to  cry
  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Interlude - banjo 

well, I tried...

  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-------4-----4---4-----2-------|
B|0---------------0---2-4-----0---|--------------------------------|
G|------------1-------------------|1-------------------------------|

  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|2-2-2-2-2-2-4---7---4---2-------|--------4-----4-----4---2-------|
B|0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|1-------------------------------|

  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|2-------------------------------|--------4-----2-----4-----2-----|
B|--4-2-0-2-------0---------------|--------------------------------|
G|------------1-------------------|--------------------------------|

  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a |
e|--------5---5-5---------------2-|----2---2-----------------------|
B|------------------5-------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Interlude - pedal steel guitar 

  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|

  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |
e/11---/11-------9-----8--|---------------8--------|
B|------------------12----|---11-9--------------11-|

  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |
e/11---/11-------9-----8--|---------------8--------|
B|------------------12----|---11-9--------------11-|

  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  |
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B/10----------------------|7-----------------------|


Third chorus - banjo 

???

Third chorus - pedal steel guitar 

???

Outro - banjo 

???

Outro - slide guitar 

???

Lyrics 

Can't you hear those cavalry drums
Hijacking your equilibrium
Midnight hags in the mausoleum
Where the pixilated doctors moan
Carnivores in the Kowloon night
Breathing freon by the candlelight
Coquette b**ch slap you're so polite
Till you thank them for the tea and sympathy

[chorus]
I want to defy the logic of all sex laws
Let the handcuffs slip off your wrists
I'll let you be my chaperone at the halfway home
I'm a full grown man but I'm not afraid to cry

Neptune's lips taste like fermented wine
Perfumed blokes on the Ginza line
Running buck wild like a concubine
Whose mother never held her hand
Brief encounters in Mercedes Benz
Wearing hepatitis contact lens
Bed and breakfast getaway weekends
With Sports Illustrated moms

repeat chorus
interlude
repeat chorus
outro
            
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